Archive: ufc news

Jun 27, 2012 9:56 am

Jon “Bones” Jones nominated for Best Fighter ESPY | UFC NEWS

UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has been nominated for a 2012 ESPY Award in the category of Best Fighter. Other nominees in this category are UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva, WBC Welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and current WBA and WBC Middleweight champion Andre Ward. Mayweather won the Best Fighter award in 2007,...

Jun 27, 2012 6:41 am

Wanderlei Silva: Holding On To His Pride

A few months ago, before Vitor Belfort withdrew from his UFC 147 bout with Wanderlei Silva, BJPENN.com ran a story about why Wanderlei Silva shouldn't be considered an underdog for that fight. As the author of that article, I stand before the MMA community humbled. Not only did Belfort withdraw, but he was replaced by...

Jun 27, 2012 3:41 am

Quick Twitt | Joe Rogan Awarded BJJ Black Belt | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC commentator Joe Rogan has been awarded his 10th Planet Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt by Eddie Bravo. The news comes directly from Eddie Bravo’s Twitter account. Joe Rogan also tweeted the following messages from his account @JoeRogan “Thank you all for the kind words re: the black belt. It’s a real honor,...

Jun 27, 2012 2:01 am

Alistair Overeem Breaks His Silence | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister  Alistair Overeem in an interview with "UFC Tonight"  Overeem firstly talks about how he felt when he initially tested positive. "When I had the positive test result, I didn't know why that was and I didn't want to talk about something that I didn't know about," said Overeem, who was speaking via...

Jun 26, 2012 9:45 pm

VADA Sponsors BJ Penn – BJ Invites Rory | UFC News

VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) an independent organization founded to offer and promote effective anti-doping programs in boxing and mixed martial arts, contacted BJ Penn directly 2 weeks ago and requested the former UFC champion to be the first UFC fighter to go through the voluntary participation. Dear Mr. Penn, The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) selectively...

Jun 26, 2012 9:26 pm

Etim Out Of UFC on Fox 4 | MMA NEWS

The never ending injury bug strikes another UFC card, this time forcing Terry Etim to the sidelines. The UFC on Fox 4 fighter was recently forced out of his August 4th fight with Joe Lauzon. The injury was confirmed on Tuesday night’s edition of UFC Tonight on Fuel TV. Etim was set to face Lauzon...

Jun 26, 2012 4:01 pm

Though Retired, Fedor Not Ruling Out Return Against Lesnar | MMA NEWS

By Jose Garcia After retiring last week from MMA and all competition sports, Fedor Emelianenko, made his first official statement since the news of his retirement. After dominating Pedro Rizzo in 84 seconds, the once king of the heavyweight division decided it was time to hang up the gloves. When the news reached the internet...

Jun 26, 2012 3:54 pm

Rousey vs. Kaufmann Made Official For Aug., Tickets On Sale This Week | MMA NEWS

The Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title bout between champion Ronda Rousey (5-0-0) and no. 1 contender Sarah Kaufman (15-1-0) is officially set to take place August 18th, at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. This is the first title defense for newly crowned champ, and infamous arm-breaker, Ronda Rousey. While the former champ,...

Jun 26, 2012 3:36 pm

Jacare vs Brunson Expected For August Strikeforce Event | MMA NEWS

By JOSE GARCIA A middleweight tilt featuring Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Derek Brunson is slated to go down on Strikeforce’s August main fight card. A source close to the situation has confirmed the rumored fight. Souza (15-3) is a former Strikeforce Champion and is looking to gain some ground in the middleweight division and earn...

Jun 26, 2012 3:08 pm

Tito Ortiz Ready For His Last 15 Minutes Against Forrest Griffin | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner After a fifteen year career, Tito Ortiz is ready to hang up his gloves and call it a day. The former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion will be walking into the octagon for the last time against Forrest Griffin at UFC 148 on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM...

Jun 26, 2012 12:59 pm

Exclusive Johny Hendricks, "Kampmann's not the number one contender" | UFC NEWS

Johny Hendricks is one of the nicest guys in the UFC. He never shrugs off a fan or turns down an interview just because he doesn’t feel like it. He’s also a guy who performs at the highest levels in the Octagon and would literally fight anyone. He has solid wrestling and very good striking,...

Jun 26, 2012 12:57 pm

THE SPIDER FINALLY SNAPS! DANA WHITE REACTS| UFC NEWS

Reigning UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is usually one of the most respectful and sportsmanlike mixed martial artists on the Ultimate Fighting Championship® roster. However, on today’s media conference call to promote what UFC President Dana White said is one of the biggest sporting events of the year – the July 7 UFC 148 main...

Jun 26, 2012 12:54 pm

UFC 148 RIVALS SILVA AND SONNEN TRANSFORMED INTO COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS | UFC NEWS

Reigning UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and bitter rival and No1 contender Chael Sonnen have long been known as two of the most colorful characters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization. But that has been taken to a whole new level in a special comic strip which will countdown to the UFC 148 main event...

Jun 26, 2012 12:47 pm

K-1 ANNOUNCES OPEN TRYOUTS AT MUSCLE BEACH IN LOS ANGELES

Revered by fans around the world as one of the biggest events ever in the history of martial arts, the legendary, prestigious and premier kickboxing organization, K-1, today announced it will hold its first ever open tryouts at the famed Muscle Beach in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 19, 2012 starting at 1:00 p.m. PT....

Jun 26, 2012 9:26 am

"Just Scrap Radio" Returns Today At 1:00 PM ET

“Just Scrap Radio” returns today with hosts Jens and Abel Pulver. On today’s show we have Joe Duarte and KJ Noons as our guests to talk about their fighting lives under the Strikeforce banner. Use the player below to catch the action live at 1:00 PM ET. Live Video app for Facebook by Ustream

Jun 25, 2012 12:59 pm

Chael Sonnen | Anderson's Skills Are Amateur | UFC NEWS

“All that happened was Anderson found himself in a fight for the first time. His skills are amateur. If you walk into a fight with your fists down, that’s amateur. I treated him like an amateur the first time and I’ll treat him like an amateur this time… The stakes are pretty high on this...